Responsible Travel in Whistler

Being a responsible traveller is about having respect for yourself, other travellers, and the area you are visiting. It’s about planning ahead, knowing your limits, and respecting local rules and regulations. Adventure has never been more important, for our minds and our bodies, so we invite you to adventure differently and be conscious of your impact on the environment and our community.

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Be a part of Whistler's sustainability journey

Think Sustainability

Whistler cares deeply for the environment. We acknowledge that we all have a role to play in preserving the area's natural beauty and are putting sustainability at the forefront of what we do. Be a part of our efforts.

Respect nature in Whistler

Respect Nature

The rugged Coast Mountain Range was formed through millenia of geological processes, each leaving their mark on the landscape. As a result, there are plenty of ecosystems to explore from the valley to the peaks.

Don't Love It to Death campaign

Don't Love It to Death

Be mindful of the impact your behaviour and activities have on our delicate ecosystems. Respect, protect and enjoy the Sea to Sky Corridor and treat the region with the same care and consideration you would your own backyard.

Support local in Whistler

Support Local

It's time to support Whistler businesses and Whistler makes it easy to embrace local. Our culinary scene rivals any big city’s. Our Village Stroll makes shopping a delight. And our backyard is a playground for endless activities.

Conscious travellers finding space in Whistler

6 Tips for Sustainable Travel

1. Leave the car at home. Help lessen gas emissions and enjoy the scenery. Take a bus from the airport or city and use the Valley Trail to get around Whistler.

2. Conserve energy and water. Turn off the air conditioning or heat, lights, and TV when you leave your accommodation. Close blinds and drapes to regulate temperature and reuse your towels and linens.

3. Be AdventureSmart. Play safely and responsibly, leave no trace, and sign up for Whistler Alert to be notified in a community emergency.

4. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Whistler’s tap water is better than bottled so say no to single-use plastics, bring reusable cups and bags, and remember to sort your garbage, recyclables and compost.

5. Travel midweek and off-peak. Enjoy quieter slopes, trails, and a less congested highway, and receive the best value on accommodation.

6. Plan ahead. Ensure a smooth Whistler experience. Make restaurant reservations and activity bookings before you arrive.

The Whistler Insider Blog: Know Before You Go

Planning Tools & Resources for Travellers

Our local Travel Consultants have the latest information on travel and safety protocols and can help you plan your trip to Whistler.